Note: Responding company change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company phone number: (800) 345-4109
June 14, 2001
Release # 01-172
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co., of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 650,000 "Take 2," "Travel Solutions," "Pioneer," "Travelite," and "Pro Sport" 4-in-1 strollers. The strollers can unexpectedly collapse or the car seat/carrier adapter can unexpectedly detach. When this happens, an infant or young child inside the stroller or an attached car seat/carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
Century has received 681 reports of incidents, including 250 injuries when the stroller unexpectedly collapsed or the car seat/carrier adapter detached. These reports include three concussions, two skull fractures, one fractured elbow, and two chipped teeth. The remaining injuries include bruises and cuts.
The recalled strollers are for toddlers when used alone and for infants when a car seat/carrier is connected to the stroller. The model names for the recalled strollers can be found on the footrest, the seat pad, the legs of the frame or on a white label on the side locks.
|Model Name||Years Made|
Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores nationwide sold these strollers from approximately December 1996 through March 2001 for between $100 and $200.
Consumers should stop using these strollers and call Graco, which now owns the "Century" brand name, toll- free at (800) 345-4109 anytime to order a free repair kit. Consumers should have their strollers available, as Graco will help consumers determine if they have one of the recalled models. Consumers also can log on to the company's website at www.gracobaby.com
Parents should continue to use these carriers as car seats. CPSC and Graco remind caregivers to always restrain infants according to the instructions when in the car seat/carrier.
Conumers can also view a video clip (transcript) about this stroller recall. This is in "streaming video" format.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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